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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“fresh fish” (32 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Horrible horrible horrible. Service was horrible, the food was appalling, the view was nice. IF this restaurant was in Toronto, not a single person I know would eat there. The lamb wasn't even fit for a dog. I don't know why a normal chef, wouldn't...More

1  Thank gloria_flowers3030
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel concierge at Amfora recommended this restaurant. They must have an affiliation. It was disappointing. The service was awful, and the food was extremely slow coming out. When we finally got the food, it was cold. The bill was double our most expensive meal...More

1  Thank runningtheglobe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is known as one of the best and expensive restaurants in Hvar, however, this lacked love in the food. The mussels were equally all the same size and extremely tasty and tomato soup was great. We started off feeling like we were on to...More

Thank Tanja G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great! But food was just ok, one lobster was grill and cooked well the other streamed was under done, pawns we're over cooked, gazpacho lacked flavor. The location is good and great staff made up for the food but could have been...More

Thank kofi8080
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been traveling for 3 weeks across Europe, eating out at each meal and this is the worst meal and service we have had all trip. I had booked this sometime in advance as had been researching in advance. My husband and I had...More

Thank Tara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been compelled to write a review of a restaurant or venue, however I feel I must. I booked this restaurant in advance for the last night of our honeymoon in Hvar. My wife ordered a steak that was cooked medium as requested,...More

Thank JonDawson56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have literally just eaten the best fish of my life anywhere. Hence my review immediately. Walked in greeted immediately, seated and recommended the biggest red snapper I have ever seen. This included a side of grilled vegetables, with both cooked literally 5 meters from...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views of the Hvar harbour with delicious food and impeccable service. We read about Gariful in a Croatia tour book and we're quite pleased with our choice. We were able to call same day for a reservation in the last week of June but...More

1  Thank Caitlin H
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to feel fancy for an evening away from the teenagers pouring along the quay like lemmings. A red velvet rope and a pair of pretty girls at the entrance decide if your net worth merits an entrance but as long as you look...More

Thank martins1963
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Hostess on the entrance was very polite. Waiters had no clue what to offer to vegans. Shameful they don’t even know what that means. We waited WAY too long for our meals. We had three meals and in between each meal we waited for about...More

Thank Ljubičasta O
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July 7, 2015|
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Response from Fiona O | Reviewed this property |
Ellie from memory it was approximately 170 kuna. A little more pricey than other places but delicious seafood, incredible service & magnificent, prime position on the harbour! You must check out the underfloor fish holding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
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Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.
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